Bivocational is about a subset of Christian ministers who range in number from an extremely small minority to a nearly unanimous majority depending on church or denominational theology and/or policy regarding how they assign ministers to their churches.
Part I of the book presents three chapters defining Gods call into the ministry, the characteristics of the Gospel ministry, and the unique characteristics of the bivocational ministry. Part II deals with the world of the bivocational minister as it relates to the denomination, the state and local associations, the church leadership, the congregation, other churches, the other job, the community, the family and the bivocational life.
About the Author
Dr. Felsburg has been a bivocational minister for over 35 years. He was raised in a formal Christian faith but converted to atheism at the age of thirteen. In 1974, he publicly recognized Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. In 1979, he responded to Gods call as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was licensed into the ministry. In 1983, he was called as a Minister of Outreach and Evangelism and ordained into the Gospel Ministry. Dr. Felsburg has served in local churches and denominational associations in 12 states in various leadership positions including Senior Pastor. Each of these positions was held bivocationally while completing over 20 years in our countrys Air Force, serving as Corporate Vice President of a systems engineering company and starting four successful entrepreneurial endeavors resulting in two engineering services companies, a real estate company and a ministry. Dr. Felsburg holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, a Seminary Diploma in Pastoral Ministries and a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Management including three years of post-graduate seminary work. Dr. Felsburg has published a series of five textbooks on Outreach, Evangelism and Church Growth. They are detailed in Appendix A of this publication and are titled: Talkin about Christ Over the Back Fence (Xulon, 2010), How God Gets You Back (Crossbooks, 2010), Profiling the Prospect (Crossbooks, 2011), Making the Little Much (Crossbooks, 2012) and Inside the Church (Crossbooks, 2013). The last four books were republished by Xulon Press in 2015 after the closure of Crossbooks Publishing. Making the Little Much was awarded 1st Place for Best Books in the Ministry Category in 2015 and Inside the Church won 2nd Place in the same competition in 2016. Dr. Felsburg also published two novels: The President Had Ninety Seconds (Westbow, 2015) and Wounded Eagle (Westbow, 2016) . These books are exciting accounts of actual events in the US Missile Warning, Space Surveillance and Atmospheric Defense systems during its Cold War with the USSR. This current volume is his 6th textbook and describes the bivocational ministry.